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B&A Official Retirement Announcement

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Visaliakid, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Visaliakid

    Visaliakid Well-Known Member

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    2006 Olympic Silver Medalist Ice Dancers Belbin and Agosto Announce Retirement from Competitive Figure Skating

    Source, USFigureSkating.org
     
  2. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    :wuzrobbed: Bye-bye Benith.
     
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  3. IceChannel

    IceChannel New Member

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    Lovely quotes and press release. They have remained a class act for their entire career - good luck and best wishes, T&B.
     
  4. JamieSix

    JamieSix New Member

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    Aaawwwwww. :(

    Well I'm glad they ended their season well.
     
  5. Sparks

    Sparks Well-Known Member

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    :wuzrobbed:wuzrobbed:wuzrobbed
    I miss them already.
    Thanks for the memories.
     
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  6. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    I was reading some articles from 2005 and it didn't even seem likely that they would even get to the 2006 Olympics where they won their silver medal because Belbin's citzen issues. So they were really lucky to compete in two olympics together and to do well in both.
     
  7. DinDonShamu

    DinDonShamu Well-Known Member

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    I wish they had at least won 2009 Worlds :wuzrobbed:
     
  8. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    I'll miss them. :( Best wishes.
     
  9. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    I will miss them. :(
     
  10. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    They were wonderful.
    Whatever they pursue in the future, I wish them the very best.
     
  11. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Nooooooo!

    :drama:

    Oh my, I'll miss them so much! Bye, Tanith and Ben!

    :wuzrobbed
     
  12. CynicElle

    CynicElle Well-Known Member

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    Well, shoot. I think this is the right move for them, but I'll miss them. They were always a highlight of my Skate America trips.
     
  13. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Me, too.

    :fragile:
     
  14. sweetsparky

    sweetsparky Listening Carmen in Aranjuez

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    I miss them :( But there will always be the great memories :)

    Thanks for all the great moments :cheer2:
     
  15. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    Most overrated Ice Dance team I have ever seen (I've only been following skating very closely since the late 90s). :p
     
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  16. robinhood

    robinhood Active Member

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    haha, you're evil ziggy!
    i wish them well, they've a had a really good career and accomplish many things
     
  17. sweetsparky

    sweetsparky Listening Carmen in Aranjuez

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    My little pigs are pointing their little red boots directly to you, and I mean perfectly pointing :p
     
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  18. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Your comments are always so heartwarming.

    :p
     
  19. Braulio

    Braulio Pleasantly pleasing with Peggy

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    Mines as well

    Ziggy Malo!!!

    I will miss Tanith and Ben a lot :(
     
  20. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    I'LL help you SHARPEN THEM. Vaya con diablo Ziggy! :EVILLE:
     
  21. oleada

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    I'll miss them. They were a joy & a class act.
     
  22. Sparks

    Sparks Well-Known Member

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    Ziggy = malagente! :angryfire
     
  23. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member

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    I'll miss them. :(

    But, it was probably the right time. The judges have already retired them anyway.

    Gods, I wish they would've won 2009 Worlds. :wuzrobbed
     
  24. MOIJTO

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    Tanith was overrated but Ben was worth every twizzle. I wish he could find another partner that would do him justice, but age and injuries are the concerns!
     
  25. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

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    I hope Ben's back can get back to full health and strength. Wonder whether they will both/all (including Ben's girlfriend) move back to MI? Tanith has been saying she'll move back to MI.

    Ben = best, most gorgeous posture ever. And a funny guy to boot. I think he'd be fun to hang out with.
     
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  26. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue CLINTON / KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    I have so many positive memories of seeing Tanith & Ben develop as a team and compete live over the years - from Sarajevo at 2002 Nats, the Elvis free dance at 2003 Nats & Worlds, West Side Story at 2003-2004 GPF where they broke through as world-level contenders, Shadritsa at 2005 Nats where I stood up in joy applauding all the 6.0s they got... fast forward to 2009 Worlds where I shared their display of emotion at the end of their free dance. Although I've only met them in passing at a 2006 USFS learn-to-skate event in Michigan, I feel like they've been with us so long that they're almost like siblings. I will miss seeing them compete and basking in the joy that they bring to the ice.

    Thank you, Tanith & Ben, for being true trailblazers for ice dance in the U.S., and best wishes for whatever you pursue in the future. :cheer2: :40beers: :respec:
     
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  27. Octoberopals

    Octoberopals Well-Known Member

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    I get the retirement due to age & body injuries. I understant the "professional skating part". But, what happens after that? Will they coach? Do either of them have a college degree??
     
  28. ros01

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    Best of luck to them, and I hope to get to see them skate again in person sometime!
     
  29. Garden Kitty

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    I'll miss them in competition, but look forward to seeing them in the pro ranks for what I hope will be many years. They made such a contribution to ice dance in the US and we were lucky to have them represent the sport so well for so long.

    I always loved seeing Ben come out for warm up. He'd zip around the ice so quickly, smiling and nodding to people in the crowd and looking like he was a kid skating just for fun instead of an elite athlete about to compete in a major event. He always looked like there was no place he'd rather be and nothing he'd rather be doing.

    They're both class acts and I wish them all the best.
     
  30. sweetsparky

    sweetsparky Listening Carmen in Aranjuez

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    Eys, Ziggy has a sharp tongue (or typing fingers, lol) and rains like no one in everybody parade :p but he´s buena gente (nice guy), don´t forget he writes and shares with all of us the best championships detailed reviews :respec: Perky Goddess luuuuurves you, Ziggy, and surely Santa will bring you little red boots this year :saint: ;)

    Now seriously

    I had usually loved dramatic very refined dance teams so that I fell in complete fan love with such a young, light and even perky team surprised me. Sometimes I loved their programs more, sometimes less, but I always liked their competitive spirit and somehow young style. And certainly I consider Ben Agosto one of the best male ice dancers and Tanith Belbin is gorgeous and really improved all these years. So again, thanks and good luck Belbin/Agosto :cheer2:
     
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